British sketch comedy series. Starring Arthur Haynes and Nicholas Parsons. There are also two musical guests, singer Aileen Cochrane and pianist Ken Morris. Public domain in the UK and probably also Australia, but debatable whether it is public domain in the US. Probably not safe to put on YouTube. This series debuted in 1956, but the early episodes were wiped and this is the earliest to survive. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, ITV, British television, Kinescope, The Arthur Haynes Show, 1960s, Comedy,...
A live megamix of 60s classics: Otis Redding's "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay," Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," Aretha Franklin's "Respect," Four Tops' "Baby I Need Your Lovin'," and finally "The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In)" by Rado, Kellogg, Moore and Company. Remember these records were made with live drummers, who may go from 115 BPM to 118 BPM in one song. Imagine how tough early DJs had it to spin all night, especially in the disco... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: 60s hip-hop djing mixing stanton gemini c314 smx201 cd oldies megamix turntablism scratching...
A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.You can find out more about this movie on its IMDB page. ( 2 reviews ) Topic: pdmovies
Colossal Cave Adventure (also known as ADVENT, Colossal Cave, or Adventure)gave its name to the computer adventure game genre. It was originally designed by Will Crowther, a programmer and caving enthusiast who based the layout on part of the Mammoth Cave system in Kentucky. The version that is best known today was the result of a collaboration with Don Woods, a graduate student who discovered the game on a computer at Stanford University and made significant expansions and improvements, with... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: DOS, Microsoft Adventure, Microsoft, Adventure
Silent western starring Stan Laurel before he teamed up with Oliver Hardy. Note: This movie can only be viewed properly using the VLC player. You can download it for free here: http://www.videolan.org/. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Stan Laurel, western, comedy
Charlie Chaplin's 54th Film Released Aug. 07 1916 One A.M. was a unique Charlie Chaplin silent film created for Mutual Films in 1916. It was the first film he starred in alone, except for a brief scene of Albert Austin playing a cab driver. Chaplin plays the role of a wealthman coming home late, after too much to drink. He only wants to go to bed, but 'everything' around him prevents him. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007145/ ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Silents
byNoel Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan, and Herbert Smith
Based on the true story of Lord Mountbatten's destroyer, the film unfolds in flashback as survivors cling to a dinghy, and interweaves the history of their ship with the onshore lives of her crew. Hope someone uploads a better copy! Noel Coward produced, wrote the screenplay, composed the score, and starred as Captain Edward Kinross. Coward also officially codirected, though he handed the reigns to David Lean (his directorial debut). Also stars: John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson, Kay... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: War, WWII, WW2, Drama, Propaganda
Charles Laughton plays Kidd, a merchant captain who cons the King of England (Henry Daniell) into allowing him to take to the sea to recover a lost treasure and escort a ship back to London. An old fellow conspirator who he thought dead (John Carradine) and a mysterious young man (Randolph Scott) manage to get on board and cause problems for Kidd. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Action, Drama, Adventure, Charles Laughton
Surviving record of 1930's German "Live" television. Preserved with an amateur camera by Horst Hewel. Regular broadcasting in Germany began March 22, 1935 and even by the end of the decade there were no more than just a few hundred sets around. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Live TV, 1930's, Germany
An engrossing film noir with Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, and Jeanne Cagney. Needing money for a date, Rooney borrows $20 from the cash register, starting a chain of events that includes car theft, burglary, and possibly murder. Read more at the IMDB. (The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) This is a better copy than the previous versions that were uploaded. You can load the mpeg2 file into... ( 13 reviews ) Topics: suspense, noir, crime, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre
"Wealthy businessman survives attempt by wife to have him killed, makes it look like she succeeded and starts a new life in small town as auto mechanic. Variation on idea elevated to noir importance by The Killers (1946), where victim of femme fatale tries to abandon the city and his past identity." - noir expert Spencer Selby ( 37 reviews ) Topic: pdmovies